SCRIPPS RANCH —- Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, R-El Cajon, co-chair of Project KidSafe and joint author for Jessica’s Law legislation, announced plans to host a public workshop on Sept. 15 at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Branch Library to provide families information to reduce the threat posed by the release of convicted sex offenders, such as Matthew Hedge.
Elected and law enforcement officials will be on hand to answer questions, provide tools and information for families, and explain what is being done to deal with the release of convicted sex offenders.
Organizations participating in the forum include:
* San Diego SAFE teams: California Department of Justice’s Special Agent Supervisor Ernie Limon explains how the multi-agency force tracks and monitors registered sex offenders.
* California Bureau of Investigation: Megan’s Law Web site demonstration about the state’s sex offender registry focusing on those registrants in the Scripps Ranch area.
* Escape School: The renowned organization’s local representatives, Dennis and Pamela Everett, will give a 30-minute presentation on smart strategies to keep kids safe from abduction.
* Danielle Legacy Foundation: Brenda van Dam will bring information about the Danielle I.D. Program. Her daughter, Danielle, was abducted and murdered by neighbor, David Westerfield, in 2002.
* Plus, child protection experts, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, and local law enforcement officials will provide information about the prevention of child abuse and abduction.
What: Community Workshop
Where: Scripps Miramar Ranch Branch Library
10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego
Date: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.